MMMMMM, Chocolate and Peanut Butter!
Doesn’t Get Much Better Than That
I am a HUGE fan of anything that combines chocolate and peanut butter. Anyone who knows me, knows I LOVE peanut butter! Add chocolate and I am one happy girl! These homemade Peanut Butter Cups are better than Reece’s Cups! Try them and you will agree.
With 6 simple ingredients, whip up these yummy Peanut Butter Cups in no time!
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 16 ounces confectioners sugar (1lb)
- 1 1/2 cups Peanut Butter
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- 1-2 TBSP shortening
In a mixing bowl, combine melted butter, confectioners sugar, peanut butter and vanilla. Mix well. Cover the bowl and pop it in the fridge for about an hour or until it becomes firm.
I use a scooper from Pampered Chef to roll my dough into what looks like a cup. You can just roll them into balls in your hands if you do not have a scooper.
Depending on how long you have them out before you are ready to dip them, you may want to stick them in the fridge or even the freezer for a few minutes to firm them up again while you melt the chocolate.
I do not own a double boiler so I just stick the chocolate chips in a glass bowl along with some Crisco. Stir every 30 seconds until melted to a thin consistency.
Take a spoon and drop the cups into the chocolate, roll in chocolate to cover completely. Place chocolate covered cup on wax paper or even just a cookie sheet if you do not have wax paper.
I typically stick them back in the fridge or freezer to harden the chocolate. You can just leave them out and they will eventually harden but if you need them to harden sooner, throw them in the fridge or freezer for a few minutes.
My mouth is watering thinking about these Peanut Butter Cups! They are to die for!!! Let me know how delicious they are.